Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

To J. R.

  • O that a week could be an age, and we
  • Felt parting and warm meeting every week;
  • Then one poor year a thousand years would be,
  • The flush of welcome ever on the cheek.
  • So could we live long life in little space,
  • So time itself would be annihilate;
  • So a day’s journey in oblivious haze
  • To serve our joys, would lengthen and dilate.
  • O to arrive each Monday morn from Ind,
  • To land each Tuesday from the rich Levant!
  • In little time a host of joys to bind,
  • And keep our souls in one eternal pant!
  • This morn, my friend, and yester evening taught
  • Me how to harbour such a happy thought.

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “To J. R..” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, by G. Kim Blank. Edition 3.3 , University of Victoria, 5 September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_to_jr.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “To J. R.,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_to_jr.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “To J. R..” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_to_jr.html.